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The United States of America: A History
By Robert MacKenzie (1870)


Preface

A VERY limited measure of attention has yet been bestowed in this country upon the history of the United States. Our youth are trained with scrupulous and laudable care in the history and legends of Greece and Rome, but they have been suffered to remain ignorant of the history of that people whose marvellously rapid development is one of the grand characteristic circumstances of the nineteenth century. Nor is it the practice of their riper years to remedy this defect in their early education.

It is eminently desirable that the two great branches of the Anglo-Saxon family should be fully acquainted with each other. National dislikes spring out of ignorance, and are wont to express themselves in war. As Britain and America know each other better they will love each other more. The unwise prejudices which still in some measure divide the two nations will vanish in the light of fuller knowledge, and serious misunderstanding will become impossible.

Every year the importance of America to Europe increases. Every year our history connects itself more closely with America. Even now there is no country which exercises upon our destiny an influence so commanding. There is, therefore, no country about which it is so indispensable that we should be fully informed.

This History is an attempt to make the present generation better acquainted with America. It is a very small contribution to a very great work. But here, as elsewhere, if every man does what he can, there will be little left undone.

R. M.

DUNDEE, May 1870.

Contents

BOOK I.

CHAPTER I. DISCOVERY
CHAPTER II. COLONIZATION
CHAPTER III. VIRGINIA
CHAPTER IV. NEW ENGLAND
CHAPTER V. THE NEW ENGLAND PERSECUTIONS
CHAPTER VI. WITCHCRAFT IN NEW ENGLAND
CHAPTER VII. THE INDIANS
CHAPTER VIII. NEW YORK
CHAPTER IX. PENNSYLVANIA
CHAPTER X. GEORGIA
CHAPTER XI. SLAVERY
CHAPTER XII. EARLY GOVERNMENT

BOOK Il.

CHAPTER I. GEORGE WASHINGTON
CHAPTER II. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
CHAPTER III. THE VALLEY OF THE OHIO
CHAPTER IV. AMERICA ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION
CHAPTER V. BUNKER HILL
CHAPTER VI. INDEPENDENCE
CHAPTER VII. AT WAR
CHAPTER VIII. SYMPATHY BEYOND THE SEA
CHAPTER IX. THE WAR CONTINUES
CHAPTER X. THE SURRENDER AT SARATOGA
CHAPTER XI. HELP FROM EUROPE
CHAPTER XII. MAJOR ANDRE
CHAPTER XIII. THE CLOSE OF THE WAR
CHAPTER XIV. THE THIRTEEN STATES BECOME A NATION
CHAPTER XV. THE WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN

BOOK III.

CHAPTER I. KING COTTON
CHAPTER II SLAVERY
CHAPTER III. MISSOURI
CHAPTER IV. HOPE FOR THE NEGRO
CHAPTER V. TEXAS
CHAPTER VI. THE WAR WITH MEXICO
CHAPTER VII. CALIFORNIA
CHAPTER VIII. KANSAS
CHAPTER IX. THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY
CHAPTER X. JOHN BROWN
CHAPTER XI. EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY
CHAPTER XII. SECESSION
CHAPTER XIII. THE TWO PRESIDENTS

BOOK IV.

CHAPTER I. THE FIRST BLOW STRUCK
CHAPTER II. THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN
CHAPTER III. THE YOUNG NAPOLEON
CHAPTER IV. LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVE
CHAPTER V. CONFEDERATE SUCCESSES
CHAPTER VI. THE WAR CONTINUES
CHAPTER VII. GETTYSBURG
CHAPTER VIII. THE LAST CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER IX. THE MURDER OF THE PRESIDENT
CHAPTER X. THE LOSSES AND THE GAINS OF THE WAR
CHAPTER XI. AFTER THE WAR
CHAPTER XII. HOW THE AMERICANS CARED FOR THEIR SOLDIERS
CHAPTER XIII. ENGLAND AND AMERICA
CHAPTER XIV. REUNITED AMERICA


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